I have decide to step my Design Blog game up. You can expect to see anything from art to entrepreneurship to UX design in this blog. You may even begin to see video blogs! Keekee360 Design is a full service graphic & web design and development company located in Huntsville, Al offering custom graphic design services. I’m really loving Tedx right now. But the Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world.
Every day, some scary article or Facebook post about a major site being hacked or a sensitive database being compromised hits the web and everyone is code red. Did you know that Google blacklists over 6,000 malware-infected websites a day? Consider the ramifications of your website being blacklisted tomorrow. Might hinder your traffic a bit, no? Securing your WordPress site is one of the most critical aspects of starting your online presence and growing it to the next level. As your site becomes more popular and garners the attention of new consumers, it also becomes a more attractive target for hackers and people who are up to no good. While there is no silver bullet when it comes to securing a site, there are several things that can be done to make it less likely that your site will be compromised. When I first launched Keekee360design.com some 6 years ago, I couldn’t have told you the difference between DDOS and Mike Doss. I was among the ranks of those who used the same password for all my accounts … and my bank account … and, you get the idea. Over time, I have learned the importance of taking security seriously.… Read More»
Designing a logo for your business can often be a challenging task – involving time, resources and internal debate. A good logo sets the stage for your company’s visual brand for years to come. Your logo is the foundation of your brand. Your logo’s design not only influences how your customers (and the rest of the world) perceive your brand—it also dictates the colors, fonts, and graphics that will be used in your marketing materials. From email signatures all the way up to your website, your logo design holds power. So what is a Logo? Your logo is a symbol, sign, wordmark or emblem. Logos tend to be graphical in nature, designed for easy recognition of an organization across different mediums. What is Brand? A brand is the idea or image of a specific product or service that consumers connect with, by identifying the name, logo, slogan, or design of the company. Branding is when that idea or image is marketed so that it is recognizable by more and more people, and identified with a certain service or product when there are many other companies offering the same service or product. Simply, your brand is the emotional and… Read More»
Branding is the process of aligning the opinions people hold about your brand with the set of thoughts you want them to believe and trust. Apple has done an excellent job of branding its’ company and changing the rules along the way. Apple blew up the rules of branding because Steve Jobs simply didn’t follow the traditional rules, and he never did what he was supposed to do. He knew that someone else’s success wouldn’t be his own, because it’s a fact that imitating others has never resulted in great successes. It’s just great flattery. The rules that criminal-law professor Annalise Keating tells her students to follow if they want to win a case on the hit TV show, How to get away with murder is: Discredit the witness. Find a new suspect. Bury the evidence. Through the television series there are several lessons learned by the student. In this article, we will take the same approach; so pay attention. At the end of the quarter, a grade will be given and it will be measured by the implementation of these rules and the success of your brand. Trust the witness Good branding starts with people aka your witness. People… Read More»
Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Mar 24, 2017 Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you’ll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Furthermore, it’s an opportunity to feature work from more designers, photographers, and artists in general that we haven’t had the chance to write or feature about in the past. For this Daily we are selecting branding, craft, art direction and more. Our goal is to diversify the types of work and in the future we can perhaps categorize them in different sections. For now we are going to stick to the simple format of images and links. I hope you enjoy and share with use via Twitter or our Tumblr. Until further notice, we’ll display the images and the titles added to them. Because of little issues we had in the past, the images are still linked to their authors, we just won’t mentioned who shared them like we used to. Daily Design Inspiration daily inspiration
The Perfect Office – Sony CAS-1 Audio System, Dell 32-inch 8K Monitor, Office Ideas and More PauloGabriel Mar 28, 2017 We’ve seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we’ll assemble a perfect office, and we’d like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? We’ve managed to find some super cool items for you, beginning the Palette Cube Portable Color Digitizer, an awesome way to catch real, mundane colors. Tekio Modular Shelving System is a great piece for an organized, beautiful office. Dell has released an awesome 32″ 8K Monitor for those seeking absurd image quality. But there’s more! Thanks to our sponsor, Gadget Flow. A product discovery platform that helps you save and buy awesome products with 12 new additions every day. Tiuro Pen Zero An example of minimalism taken to extremes, the Tiuro Pen Zero is an elegant, efficient writing tool. It’s made from high-grade anodized aluminum, formed into a simple tube with rounded ends and a twist mechanism to expose the tip. Its balanced weight distribution feels great in your hand, and it takes standard Cross-type refills, so… Read More»
Mobile Design: Interactions by Tubik Studio AoiroStudio Mar 29, 2017 We would like to share the latest mobile design from Tubik Studio. We’ve published their work before on Abduzeedo but we truly admire their philosophy to always innovate; especially what’s regarding mobile interactions. Getting inspired by new UX interactions are always refreshing and pounding your mind to create or have them in mind during your next wireframe session. Hope you will enjoy! Tubik Studio is a design agency focusing their work into mobile/web design and development, motion design, graphics and branding. Currently based in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, I would hit their Dribbble from time to time and they always share really inspiring interactions and UI inspiration. Definitely worth a visit. UI/UX mobile design interaction design
Super Realistic Pencil Drawings by Arinze Stanley GisMullr Mar 29, 2017 If you like super realistic drawings you have come to the right place. Take your time to admire the exquisite work of Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley. Arinze has some impressive hyperreal pencil drawings in his portfolio. The images look so perfect you will wonder if they are photos or not. At least I was so amazed with all the details and realism of the images that I had to stay focused on the fact that I was looking at drawings. His images look so soft and realistic, it is amazing. The artist works with graphite and charcoal pencils and creates huge portraits that take hours (around 150 to 200) to be completed. From beautiful hair to droplets of sweat and subtle light reflections, the portraits are pure perfection. It is nice to see the stages of each drawing Arinze publishes. This way you can keep track of the amazing work he creates while reminding yourself that you are looking at a pencil drawing. Check out the images we have here and make sure to visit his Instagram for more info about each piece. Enjoy! Arinze is a passionate Nigerian… Read More»
Ghost in the Shell: Art Tribute AoiroStudio Mar 31, 2017 Today is the release date of the movie Ghost in the Shell starring with Scarlett Johansson. Aside from the “whitewashing” drama, I personally watched the first 5 minutes video and thought it was such a great adaptation to the anime. It’s great to know that the creator named Masamune Shirow was part and supporting the movie cast. When a movie with this prestige comes out to the theaters, it always does bring artists together to create and make a little tribute to the movie. Hope you will enjoy this collection we’ve put together! In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. – via IMDb Flore Maquin TommyPocket Design zaoeyo ( Xiaolin Zeng ) Ilya Nodia Jan Urschel Barrett Biggers Hector Trunnec Jhony Caballero Furio Tedeschi Alexander Iaccarino Termsit Siriphanich Steve Miller Orlando Arocena Joshua M. Smith Jinsung Lim Armiel John Calzada tribute art fan art
Watch this video to learn about Google’s latest Ads, Analytics and DoubleClick innovations—powered by our machine learning technology. You’ll hear about products designed to improve how brands reach consumers, simplify campaign measurement and increase your productivity. These products were announced to thousands of people on May 23, 2017 as part our annual event, Google Marketing Next. Let us know what you think by joining the conversation at #GoogleMarketingNext.
Weekly Roundup: Pac-Man on Google Maps, Snapchat Stories and More AoiroStudio Apr 02, 2017 We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we’ll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it’s time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We’ll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you’ve missed them. Time to sit back, see what you’ve missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web This genius startup lets you rent amazing gadgets and delivers them to your door via TheNextWeb The science behind fonts (and how they make you feel) via TheNextWeb Google Maps now lets you play Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools via TheNextWeb Snapchat launches Stories search and Facebook hasn’t copied it yet via TheNextWeb Stories as a Service via Product Hunt… Read More»
Whether you’re launching from scratch, or transitioning an online business into the physical world, that first retail store is a big step. For those without any experience it can be like jumping into a void. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Considering four key questions up front can help make the process much smoother. Is your business suited to retail? Have you really thought through the reality of a bricks and mortar store? Unlike an online store, retail premises entail face-to-face contact with customers. You will only make money when the doors are open – unlike online, which is open 24-7 – and the aesthetics of your store, as well as the people you choose to staff it, can have a big impact on whether anyone buys anything. Are your customers suited to retail? Are you likely to be able to reach your target market with retail premises? All SME owners know that understanding your target customer is essential when taking that first step towards making a business idea a reality. It’s even more important if you’re investing in opening a retail store. Does your target customer only shop online? Do they live in a different part of… Read More»
Motion Design – The Work of Cory Duma abduzeedo Apr 02, 2017 It’s Monday and as it has become more and more common I will post about motion design. I was even thinking about calling it Motion Monday, but then I thought, it is too cheesy. We used to do that quite a lot with our post though and I liked it. Back to our motion design post. Today I’d love to share some of the work that Cory Duma shared on his Dribbble profile. There’s something subtle and as in one of the comments I read said, hypnotic about some of the projects. In my opinion it’s the perfect loops with the perfect timing, but I am not an expert, just someone that loves motion design. Enough said, check out the projects we selected for you. Cory Duma is a motion designer based in Palo Alto currently working at Palantir. For more information make sure to check out his Dribbble profile at https://dribbble.com/coryduma – there are some more awesome projects. Cory also has some beautiful photos on Instagram Motion design motion design animation